The academic programs at JTS integrate rigorous scholarship with a commitment to strengthening Jewish tradition, Jewish lives, and Jewish communities. 

By offering a range of courses and degrees to students at all stages of their learning and careers, we can provide comprehensive, in-depth academic instruction and professional training. Thanks to the breadth and excellence of our faculty and resources, students can design highly individualized courses of study that span disciplines, programs, and schools.

Schools

List College

List College

List College offers unique undergraduate degree programs in partnership with Columbia University and Barnard College for a diverse, close-knit community of highly motivated students committed to Judaism and to making a difference in the world. 

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The William Davidson School

The William Davidson School

The William Davidson School’s pluralistic master’s and doctoral programs prepare educators to become leaders in the field of Jewish education. Professional development programs both on site and in the field enrich the skills and advance the careers of established educators.

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The Rabbinical School

The Rabbinical School

The Rabbinical School balances spirituality and scholarship to provide deep religious training and individualized study across disciplines, ordaining individuals who become transformative community leaders.

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The Gershon Kekst Graduate School

The Gershon Kekst Graduate School

The Kekst Graduate School offers the most extensive academic program in advanced Jewish Studies in North America, providing 15 areas of specialization for master’s students and four areas for doctoral students. 

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H. L. Miller Cantorial School

H. L. Miller Cantorial School

H. L. Miller Cantorial School provides advanced preparation in cantorial arts and in the varied uses of music to enhance worship and spirituality, complemented by a thorough Judaic education and opportunities to develop further educational, pastoral, and academic skills.

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Faculty & Scholars

Centers and Institutes

Center for Pastoral Education

Center for Pastoral Education

The Center for Pastoral Education is one of the only seminary-based centers accredited in North America under Jewish auspices, providing in-depth training and certification to students, members of the clergy, and people of all faiths who seek intensive training in pastoral care. 

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Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue

Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue

The Milstein Center brings together some of the greatest thinkers in the world to participate in conferences, panels, and conversations around the intersection of various religions and today’s most pressing issues. 

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Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious & Social Studies

Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious & Social Studies

The Louis Finkelstein Institute offers innovative programs that emphasize the continuing relevance of Judaism and other religions in addressing important matters of ethics and public policy. 

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Research Institutes

Research Institutes

The Schocken Institute for Jewish Research—which serves as headquarters for JTS programs in Israel—and the Saul Lieberman Institute for Talmudic Research both make meaningful and substantial contributions in their respective fields. 

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Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts

Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts

The Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts trains leaders to create meaningful religious experiences, examining the potential of prayer as a practice to revitalize community and individual worship.

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Summer Programs

Nishma

Nishma

This flexible summer program combines intensive beit midrash-style learning with university-level Hebrew study in order to provide participants with a firm foundation in Jewish text study. 

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Summer Hebrew Language Courses

Summer Hebrew Language Courses

The program is for anyone who’s interested in improving their Hebrew language skills. It is particularly useful for undergraduate and graduate students working towards fulfillment of their Hebrew requirement, as well as prospective Rabbinical School students who need to achieve the required level of proficiency for their studies.

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